Instructors Jason Fox and Mark Billingham said the seventh series of SAS: Who Dares Wins is more intense due to it being filmed in the Jordanian desert rather than Scotland
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The new team fronting SAS: Who Dares Wins warn they have “brought the hammer” and say the seventh series will be as brutal as any previous ones.
Former chief instructor Ant Middleton had slammed the show for its health and safety policy and for being too “scripted” after being axed for misconduct.
But instructors Jason “Foxy” Fox and Mark “Billy” Billingham say the seventh run is more intense due to it being filmed in the Jordanian desert rather than Scotland.
Newcomers former US Special Forces staff Rudy Reyes and Remi Adeleke also bring new energy to the Channel 4 series.
Foxy and Billy said they have not heard from Middleton, but Billingham said he feels sure their ex-colleague will be watching.
“Ant probably feels, ‘it can’t go on without me’. But it can. The show gets harder,” he said.
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“What you get is raw, real, it’s worked in the past. Don’t f***ing fix it if it ain’t broke. Anyone who steps on that course gets treated like an equal.
“We don’t look at gender, colour, race, it’s a flat platform you chose to come on to.”
Fox added: “Maybe those comments were a knee-jerk reaction. We’ve increased the intensity because of where we filmed it.”
New chief instructor Reyes said he took guidance from the pair.
He added: “It’s my nature to care and I’ve had to remember to be the killer as well.”
Adeleke said: “Everybody brought their hammer, so I’m maybe bringing a bit extra of the hammer. That was my role, the hungry pit bull.”
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